Bruce McAllister (politician)
|MLA for Chestermere-Rocky View|
|Preceded by||District created|
March 27, 1971 |
Fredericton, New Brunswick
|Political party||Wildrose (2012–2014)
Alberta Progressive Conservatives (2014–present)
Bruce H. McAllister (born March 27, 1971) is a Canadian politician who is an elected member to the Legislative Assembly of Alberta representing the electoral district of Chestermere-Rocky View. After the 2012 Alberta election, McAllister along with 16 other Wildrose MLAs formed the Official Opposition. Wildrose Leader Danielle Smith appointed McAllister as Education and Advanced Education Critic.
After completing a diploma in broadcast journalism from Loyalist College in Belleville, Ontario, McAllister has had a lengthy career in broadcast journalism, working in cities across the country – including Halifax, Winnipeg, Medicine Hat, and Victoria. From 2004 to autumn 2011 (immediately prior to running in the 2012 provincial election) he was co-anchor of the morning news program on Global Calgary.
In the 2012 fall legislative session, McAllister brought forward amendments to the Education Act that would have ended school fees for mandatory curriculum activities, and would have guaranteed the rights of teachers to grade students with a zero where warranted.
2012 general election
|2012 Alberta general election||Turnout %||Swing|
|Progressive Conservative||Ted Morton||6,237||%|
|Rejected, Spoiled and Declined||'|
|Wildrose pickup new district||Swing %|
- "Wildrose MLA Bruce McAllister". Retrieved 2013-06-13.
- Alberta Election 2012: Riding-by-riding results
- "Legislative Assembly of Alberta Bruce McAllister biography". Retrieved 2013-06-13.
- "Former Global News Anchor runs for Wildrose Party..." Puget Sound Radio.com, April 10, 2012.
- "Bruce McAllister joins Alberta Wildrose" Global Calgary, October 14, 2011.
- "MLAs toss Education Act amendments". Edmonton Journal. Retrieved 2013-06-17.
- "Alberta Tories are not listening to parents and teachers: Wildrose Party". Calgary Sun. Retrieved 2013-06-17.
- "9 Wildrose MLAs, including Danielle Smith, cross to Alberta Tories". CBC News, December 17, 2014.
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